Upper Marlboro (Md.) Wise 2016 defensive back Myles Wolfolk blew up on the recruiting scene this spring after picking up his first offer from Clemson. Soon after, Boston College, Illinois, Connecticut, Old Dominion and SMU followed suit, but the 6-foot-1, 180-pound defensive back never forgot the Tigers were first.
“I just got back from my first college visit to Clemson,” Wolfolk said. “It was very cool to know they [Clemson] were the first to offer, and they were also the first visit I have been on.”
Wolfolk and his family stopped at Clemson after dropping his brother, Wesley, off at the Atlanta Sports Academy in East Point, Georgia.
“The visit was really nice, I loved the campus and my family and I were definitely impressed,” Wolfolk said. “We got a tour of the campus, we saw the indoor practice facilities, the weight room, and inside the football building. It was all really impressive.”
The Pumas standout didn’t get a chance to meet head coach Dabo Swinney, but he enjoyed spending the day with his recruiter and position coach Mike Reed. Wolfolk said Reed spent the entire visit showing his family around campus and answering any questions they had.
“When we first walked in he [Reed] gave everyone a hand shake and a hug. He was very genuine, and he treated us like we were already a part of the Clemson family,” Wolfolk said. “I really enjoyed spending time with him [Reed]. We really bonded and he just seems like a really genuine person.”
Wolfolk not only got a chance to see Clemson’s current facilities, he also saw the plans for the Tigers’ football facilities.
“We saw the blueprints for the new facilities, they were really big. I can’t even describe it, but it will definitely be one of the best in country,” Wolfolk said. “It would be pretty great because if I did decide to go there it would be done by my freshman year, so that would be really cool.”
Although it was hard for Wolfolk to pick out just one highlight from his trip, he said watching Clemson’s team video was his favorite part of the visit.
“We went into the team meeting room and they showed us a video on the Clemson family and everything, that was awesome,” Wolfolk said. “We got to see Howard’s Rock too, but they were working on the field so we didn’t get a chance to run down the hill.”
Wolfolk doesn’t have an official list yet, but he said Clemson is sure to be near the top when he gets around to making one.
“That visit did kind of seal the deal. They [Clemson] will be one [school] at the top of my list,” Wolfolk said. “I definitely want to get back down there to meet coach [Dabo] Swinney and the rest of the staff. Coach [Mike] Reed said he definitely wants me to come back down so my family and I can get to know coach Swinney more and everything.”
Wolfolk said he does not have any other trips scheduled for this summer, and right now he is focusing on preparing for his high school season. Last season, Wolfolk tallied 38 tackles and seven interceptions in just seven games before missing the remainder of his season with a broken arm.
“I have been focusing on my technique and working out my trainer right now. I still feel like I want to get stronger because I lost a little weight when I was injured last season,” Wolfolk said. “I am back lifting a lot and feeling healthy.”
Wolfolk will make his debut for Wise (Upper Marlboro, Md.) this fall after transferring from Largo (Upper Marlboro, Md.) where he played his first two seasons of high school football.
Wolfolk High on Tigers After Visit
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